Samantha started dancing at Yanarella when she was 3 years old. Over the years she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics and Workshop sessions at the studio. During her time at Yanarella, she went to numerous competitions including NADAA and Starbound, as well as attended special sessions with the Knicks City Dancers and the Rockettes in NYC. While away at college, Samantha studied Journalism and Communications at SUNY Purchase, where she had access to the world-renowned conservatory of dance and was able to take classes in Ballet and Hip Hop as electives. After completing her Masters in marketing at Marist College, she launched her own marketing consulting firm Samantha Cuello Consulting—which she currently owns and operates full-time. Samantha lives in Beacon, NY with her husband Christian, daughter Ava, and son Jordan. She still takes dance classes at the studio—which is the highlight of her week!